Events, Meetings & Announcements
FREE Yoga in Woodruff Park
Wednesdays, May to July - Woodruff Park - 6pm
No explanation needed ... just FREE yoga in Woodruff Park! Every Wednesday, May through July at 6pm. Bring a mat or towel, water and join Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. More information on the CAP / ADID website!
FREE Composting Workshops
Runs through October - Various Locations
The Food Well Alliance has announced their Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative, a collaborative effort to support community gardening through educational tools, technical assistance, online resources and community events. Free compost workshops are available from June through October, and are designed to help you improve your garden's soil and increase your composting skills. In addition to the workshops, your garden may be qualified to receive a Healthy Soil Tool Kit consisting of: quality compost, a compost bin, a compoting thermometer, a soil test, a weatherproof instructional sign, and a healthy soil recourse guide. For more information and to register, visit the Food Well Alliance website.
Movies in the Park: Maleficent
July 7 - Grant Park - 8:30pm
Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Maleficent' in Grant Park on Tuesday, July 7. The movie will be shown in the grass field by the large pavilion. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy the evening!
Ribbon Cutting for New Reverend James Orange Pool
July 8 - Rev. James Orange Park - 10am
Mayor Reed and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the new Reverend James Orange Pool on July 8th at 10am. Join us at 1305 Oakland Drive SW, Atlanta GA 30310. Please RSVP to Emma Gowens at email@example.com.
Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition Meeting
July 8 - Rev. James Orange Park - 7:30am
On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy at the Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition (PARC) meeting. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, we'll meet at the newly renovated Reverend James Orange Park! After the completion of the meeting at 9am, stay to enjoy the 10am ribbon cutting ceremony!
Movies in the Park: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
July 10 - Bessie Branham Park - 8:30pm
Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" in Bessie Branham Park on Friday, July 10. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy the evening!
Atlanta BeltLine SW 5K
July 11 - Gordon A White Park - 7:30am
The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K race course will introduce participants to many local parks and features a run along the Atlanta BeltLine cooridor. It is the second 5k of the Atlanta BeltLine Race Series. Register as an individual or as a team. All information and registration available on the BeltLine's website.
Movies in the Park: Annie
July 14 - Adamsville Recreation Center
Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Annie" at the Adamsville Recreation Center on Tuesday, July 14. Come out and enjoy the evening!
Park Pride's Volunteer Workshop
July 15 - Location TBD - 6pm
The Volunteer Workshop will focus on recruiting and hosting volunteers while navigating city or county rules. He will share tips for common projects like invasive plant removal and tree mulching. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register now.
“Picnic in the Park” – Come Celebrate the First Park for English Avenue
July 18 - Lindsay St. Park - 12pm
The first park in the English Avenue community, Lindsay Street Park, is now under construction - come see the progress! Join us and enjoy food, live music by Ja'Naan and the Jazz Collaborative, and a bounce house for the kids. Learn about the community-driven process behind this park and catch a sneak peak of initial results from the Proctor Creek Citizen Science & Photo-Mapping Project. Provide feedback on results and learn about the next steps of this exciting research effort. You'll also have the opportunity to meet the Proctor Creek Watershed Researchers and many of the project's community partners. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an afternoon in the park!
Doggie Daze at Blue Heron Nature Preserve
July 18 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 9:30am
Dog days of summer of you down? Then bring your pup to Blue Heron for some summer fun! You and your pooch are invited to the Preserve for bagels and OJ at 9:30am and then a guided tour of the Preserve at 10am. We will have treats and blue bandanas for all canine visitors! Visit Blue Heron's website for a full listing of the day's activities.
Police in the Park: Rosa L. Burney Park
July 19 - Rosa Burney Park - 1pm
Police in the Park events will allow citizens to meet police officers to develop relationships that will help prevent crime. Free refreshments and kids activities will be provided! On Sunday, July 19th, meet the police in Rosa L. Burney Parkfrom 1-4pm near the basketball courts (477 Windsor St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312). The Department of Parks and Recreation PLAY MOBILE will be stationed at all Police in the Park events. The Play Mobile is a recreation center on wheels equipped with scooters, hula-hoops, arts and crafts, ring toss and much more.
Crowdsourcing for Park Projects
July 21 - Webinar - 3pm
Traditional methods of fundraising and soliciting community input have been adapted to the web, allowing people to pick and choose projects to contribute to or get involved with. Brooklyn-based ioby (In Our Backyard) is a crowdfunding platform for citizen-led projects, making it a perfect fit for neighborhood groups looking to raise money. ioby staff will talk about how community members can get started on a fundraising campaign in their own back yards. The Hester Street Collaborative is a community nonprofit that works with local residents to transofrm neglected public spaces through a participatory design and advocacy process that encourages long-term stewardship. Staff will discuss ways to engage underserved communities in park design. For more information and to register, click here.
Movies in the Park: Boxtrolls
July 24 - Peachtree Hills Park - 8:30pm
Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Boxtrolls" in Peachtree Hills Park on Friday, July 24. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy an evening in the park!
Movies in the Park: The Amazing Spider Man 2
July 28 - Pittman Park - 8:30pm
Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "The Amazing Spiderman 2" in Pittman Park on Tuesday, July 28. Come out and enjoy an evening in the park!
Movies in the Park: Million Dollar Arm
August 7 - Historic Fourth Ward Park - 8:30pm
Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Million Dollar Arm" in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Friday, August 7. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy an evening in the park!
Police in the Park: Washington Park
August 16 - Washington Park - 1pm
Police in the Park events will allow citizens to meet police officers to develop relationships that will help prevent crime. Free refreshments and kids activities will be provided! On Sunday, August 16th, meet the police in Washington Park from 1-4pm (1125 Lena St NW, Atlanta, GA 30312). The Department of Parks and Recreation PLAY MOBILE will be stationed at all Police in the Park events. The Play Mobile is a recreation center on wheels equipped with scooters, hula-hoops, arts and crafts, ring toss and much more.
Park Pride's Fundraising Workshoop
August 27 - Location TBD - 6pm
The Fundraising Workshop will share tips on engaging your community in creative fundraising campaigns. If you are going after grants, planning a brick sale or asking neighbors for donations this workshop is for you! The workshop will run from 6-8pm, location is TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.
Love Your Block Grant Deadline
Oct. 15 - Online - 12pm
Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with an October 15 application deadline. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Thursday, October 15th to meet the deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.
Park Pride's Cider & Donut Social
Nov. 14 - Location TBD - 2pm
Join Park Pride for the cider and donuts at this Friend of the Park social. Share stories of success from 2015 and plot plans for 2016. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow park enthusiast and learn more about Park Pride’s Friends of the Park program. This social will run from 2-4pm at a location TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.